Who’s Got the Power? We’ve Got the Power! Members Make a Powerful Statement Outside LAUSD Board Meeting

Video not playing? See it on Facebook. On Tuesday, December 12, hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members showed up in force outside a scheduled LAUSD Board Meeting to send board members a message loud and clear: Negotiate in good faith with us, respect us, recognize the value of our work, do good by our students, [...]

By | 2017-12-14T20:08:56+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Together We Rise: Join our Labor Day March and Rally

As strong union members, we have the power to raise wages, fight back against cuts to staffing and work hours, demand respect for our work, and improve student services. We’re currently in contract negotiations with LAUSD. Let’s show our Union Strength to beat back cuts, protect and expand good jobs, and win the strong contract [...]

By | 2017-08-24T11:05:57+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified

Thanks to SEIU Local 99 members our schools are polished today as students go back to school. But the real issue is keeping schools clean throughout the school year. Read this L.A. Times article that features Local 99 President Conrado Guerrero and Custodian and Bargaining Team Member Edna Logan talking about how LAUSD needs to address workloads and staffing. It’s one of the issues we’re currently bargaining in our contract.

By | 2017-08-15T17:22:41+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian’s Shoes

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian's Shoes SEIU Local 99 commends LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Najeeb Khoury for going through with the challenge of walking a day in our shoes. For his July 28 'walk', he joined Edna Logan—a custodian at Esteban [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:23:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

We push for more Special Ed hours and then LAUSD proposes cuts? Really?

  SEIU Local 99’s LAUSD Bargaining Team is currently in contract negotiations with the District. In addition to wages and benefits, we’re pushing for better staffing and more services for the children with special needs that we serve. So just when we’re telling the district we need more hours and more positions, they retaliated and [...]

By | 2017-08-04T12:27:49+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Bargaining Updates, Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Procurement Workers Stand up and Set an Example for Us All

When LAUSD Procurement Workers picketed outside the Procurement Services Center last Thursday against the District’s insensitive and unfair Z time policy, they set the example of what all 30,000 of us—the classified school employees of LAUSD—need to do to win the contract we deserve, and have the kind of schools our communities deserve. [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:08:42+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

We Rally to Say “No More” to the Cruel Summer

Today, we rallied in front of LAUSD Headquarters, ahead of a regularly-scheduled School Board meeting, to speak out on the struggles school workers face during the summer. And we made sure the board heard us! We are urging the members of the School Board to support an equitable and [...]

By | 2017-06-28T11:03:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

A Special Ed Assistant Shares Her Thoughts on Our Campaign

I love working with children with moderate to severe special needs. In November, I will have been doing this work for 27 years. And the whole time, I’ve been strong in my union. Both my parents were union members, my dad in the aerospace industry and my mom as a nurse. They taught me [...]

By | 2017-05-30T12:23:38+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Purple-upped Sticker-upped!

Our Bargaining Team began negotiations with LAUSD today and we let them – and the District - know that they’re not alone. Union members wore purple shirts and “I support my bargaining team” stickers at work sites throughout the District. This is how we win. The District needs to know that there may be [...]

By | 2017-03-08T17:18:19+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

The Contract Action Team Holds First Meeting

Tarasha Peterson (right) with Bargaining Team Member and fellow bus driver, Tanya Walters On January 21 2017, members packed our Union Hall to talk about what we want to see in our next contract. The ideas we shared will be reviewed by our Bargaining Team to help them prioritize and prepare the contract [...]

By | 2017-02-14T01:20:36+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|